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UI Female Law Professor To Lead NBA Women Forum


The Nigerian Bar Association (NBA) has appointed Prof Oluyemisi Bamgbose (SAN) as the chairperson of the NBA Women Forum.

Bamgbose, Dean of the Faculty of Law, University of Ibadan (UI), will lead other members of the Forum.

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The NBA stated this in a statement signed by its president, Mr. Paul Usoro (SAN).

Usoro said: “I am pleased to announce the constitution of the Nigerian Bar Association Women’s Forum with the following distinguished executive members:

“Professor Oluyemisi A Bamgbose, (SAN) – Chairperson; Mrs. Chinyere Okorocha – Vice Chairperson; Mrs. Nsidibe Aideyan – Secretary;  Hajia Safiya I. Balarabe – Treasurer”

He thanked the “distinguished  ladies” for accepting to serve.

Usoro added: “Professor Bamgbose, apart from being a frontline Professor of Law at the University of Ibadan, holds the distinction of being the first female academician to have been elevated to the rank of a Senior Advocate of Nigeria based on her academic work.

“I should add that she has deep passion for gender-related issues which, with her other outstanding accomplishments, place her in good stead to steer the affairs of the Forum diligently and aright.

“Professor Bamgbose will be assisted in the leadership of the Forum by Mrs. Chinyere Okorocha, the Vice Chairman of the Forum and a very cerebral and accomplished private practitioner who serves as a Partner in the upscale commercial  law firm.

“Chinyere is a woman of passion and drive, with over-whelming interest in the upliftment of women, qualities that she brings to bear on her various leading roles in the NBA Section on Business Law and also at the recently concluded NBA Annual General Conference where she served as the co-chairperson of the Finance Sub-Committee of the Technical Committee on Conference Planning.”

He explained that A “blue-ribbon Council” has been constituted to assist the Forum’s executive in an advisory capacity,

The council comprises Mrs Anna Isiyaku, wife of the Taraba State governor; Special Adviser to President Muhammadu Buhari, Mrs. Maryam Uwais; Dean, Faculty of Law, University of Nigeria, Nsukka and activist, Professor Joy Ngozi Ezeilo; Mrs. Dorothy Ufot, SAN; Chief Registrar, Borno State Judiciary Hajia Hadiza D .S Magaji; Solicitor-General and Permanent Secretary, Rivers State Ministry of Justices, Florence Fiberesima,  academician, gender activist and NBA 2nd Vice President; Dr. Foluke Dada, and Chief Compliance Officer, Oando Plc, Ms. Ayotola Jagun.

“I must finally state, on behalf of the National Officers of our Association, that we would do all that is necessary and required to assist the Forum in its workings and activities,” Usoro added.

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